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Bible Memorization Will Keep You On Track!

What Is The Purpose Of Bible Memorization?

Discover how important Bible memorization is and how it can help you?


Bible Memorization Is Your Sword And Shield!

“I just dove into the Scriptures and started memorizing different scriptures, and started becoming as much as possible a part of the scripture. I wanted it to be grafted into my heart.” ~ Tim Scott

Deuteronomy 11:18 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.     


Ten Tips To Memorize Bible Verses

  1. I strongly suggest that before you start tying to memorize Scripture, that you first take time to pray.There are so many benefits for memorizing Scripture. When in a tough situation, knowing what God has told you can help you overcome any obstacle. Scripture memorization is the key to growing in Christ and is a biblical command repeated over 17 times. So, how do you make sure those verses stick with you?
  2. Go to a quiet place, such as your bedroom, where you won’t be interrupted by others. Get comfortable. Try to avoid any potential distractions. Turn off your music. Ask God in prayer to help you with your memorizing.
  3. Ask God to help you understand what the Scriptures actually means and to help you to be able to apply them to your life. Be prayerful and serious as you call on the Lord to help you guard His word in your heart.
  4. Memorize the Bible address. Say it out loud with the reference (for example John 3:16) once at the beginning of the verse, once at the end. This way, the numbers you’ll memorize the reference easier and faster.
  5. Repeat the verse out loud. Vary the speeds of your recitation. Focus on pronouncing each word and be sure you are not just going through the motions, but actually hiding God’s word in your heart and mind.
  6. Focus on all of the key words. If you are memorizing John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son and that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life”, the key words would be “God”, “loved”, “world”, “Son”, “whoever”, “believes”, “perish”, “eternal”, and “life”. Now put them back together with the whole verse. Do not get frustrated if this does not come easy at first, it will get better with help from the Holy Spirit.
  7. Play a memory game. Using dry-erase markers, write the verse on a dry-erase board. Make sure you can read what you wrote. Read the verse a few times, then erase 2 words at a time. Keep saying the verse until all the words are erased. If you were able to say the verse perfectly with no words on the board, give yourself a pat on the back.
  8. Repeat these steps every day. Recite verses in your head while you’re at the supermarket. Say them out loud as you do your daily activities. When you think you have it down, recite the verse(s) for your family and friends, this will not only help you and children memorize scripture, but will be a blessing to other.
  9. Write the verses on index cards with colored markers. Post these around your room in places you go most (your bed, above your light switch, your bathroom mirror, etc.
  10. Study verses that promise you specific good, like in John 14:26, I John 2:20, I Corinthians 1:5, Proverbs 10:7, I Corinthians 2:16, Hebrews 8:10.



Christian’s Needs To Be Familiar With All The Bible

Here Are A Few Highlighted Scriptures…

Three Old Testament Passages

  • Exodus 20:1-17 (The Ten Commandments)
  • Psalm 1
  • Psalm 23

Five New Testament Passages

  • Matthew 5:1-12 (The Beatitudes)
  • Matthew 6:5-15 (The Lord’s Prayer)
  • Romans 3:21-26
  • 1 Corinthians 13
  • Ephesians 6:10-20 (The Armor of God)



Bible Memorization That Every Christian Ought To Know


Why Bible Memorization?

Bible memorization can be an extremely helpful tool. Hiding God’s word in your heart is so crucial in your maturing Christian life.

Bible memorization is an excellent practice for yourself to do and keep in mind that when you share your faith with others; you can tell them precisely where is says it in the Bible. This will make it know that you are not just making something up.

The Bible is a double-edged sword that can protect you and conquer giants. YouVersion has a Bible app that can be helpful to dig deeper into God’s word.

As a Christian, we are not to try to impress others with our scriptures knowledge that we have obtained, but rather to point people to Jesus Christ. Bible memorization hides God’s word in your heart. ~ Bill Greguska


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Why Does Bible Memorization Have To Seem So Hard?

Many people say that they can not memorize anything. Bible memorization can be a little tricky sometimes. Did you realize that in life most everything worthwhile there is a degree of difficulty involved?

Bible memorization is vital. Without really knowing and understanding what you believe, there is a chance a person will fall for anything.

When referring to using your memory to gain wisdom from the Bible, I am not referring to being legalistic like the Pharisees in Jesus’s time or trying to use the Bible as a hammer, and hammer others with it.

We need to gain the ability to recall what the Bible teaches and applying it to our life first. Then to share the Gospel with others in the form of teaching, training, rebuking and instructing. Hopefully, you can be one of those who purposely decides to walk with the Lord, using the Bible as their lamp unto their feet.



Bible Memorization Does Not Have To Be So Difficult

Bible memorization does not always have to be a word for word, but rather, what I am referring to is the ability to take what the Bible says and puts it into your words to personally apply it to your life, and to the lives of others without altering the meaning.

This style, however, does not always work well when sharing what you know about the Bible with someone new in their faith. In that case, it is often best to ask the person whom you are talking with if they could wait until you could tell them specifically what they need to know the next time you both talk. That is assuming they believe in the Bible as being the word of God it would only be logical to want to put His word in your heart.


 Start One Scripture And Add On…

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Memorize Scriptures Using Memory Cards

One of the best ways for memorizing God’s Word is to use Scripture memory cards. Some people use 3×5 cards and some use the smaller calling cards, but the important thing is that you carry your current memory cards with you as often as possible wherever you go. (Below you will see strategic Scriptures that will benefit you to memorize).

1. Write The Scriptures On Cards

Copying the verse right from Scripture onto a card in your own handwriting is helpful in
starting the memorizing process.

2. Learn The Scriptures By Topics

Rather than learn 50 random verses, it is far more effective to learn one verse for 50 different subjects. The reason for this is that the mind functions by subjects. (Attached you will find a list of three verses for 50 subjects that you should learn in your program for gaining a working knowledge of the Bible in three years.)

3. Learn The References

Always learn the references while memorizing the verse, or else you will end up in confusion, with a lot of Scriptures in your mind but no idea where they are located.

4. Memorize Three Scriptures A Week As A Goal

Three verses a week is a time-proven ideal for Scripture memory. More than that tends to be confusing to recall over a period of time, and less than that often fails to keep you interested in Scripture memory. Three verses a week give you ample time to learn them thoroughly with excellent recall.

5. Date And Record Each Verse

It is a good idea to put the date you begin learning a new verse on the back of a card. You should also keep a record in your Bible study notebook in case you ever lose your pack of verses.

6. Read The Scripture Aloud And Picture It In Your Mind

The easiest way to memorize a new verse after writing it down on your card with its subject and reference is to read it aloud ten times, photographing it carefully in your mind as you read it. After the tenth time close your eyes and mentally picture the entire verse.
Say it aloud from memory, looking at the card only when necessary. After you have said the verse successfully several times without resorting to the card, you are ready to go on to the next verse. The ideal policy, if you have enough time, is to learn your three verses the first day of each week.

7. Review Daily

Educators tell us that “review is an aid to learning.” It is imperative that you review your current week’s verses several times a day, particularly at the first of the week. You may have said a new verse three times perfectly and put it in your once a day group. But the first time you miss a word, bring the verse forward to your “current” section to be reviewed several times a day.

8. Review For Seven Weeks

The secret of lasting memorization is to review each verse daily for seven weeks. It has been discovered that if you do this, then you can remove those verses to a once-a-week program for seven months, after which you can drop them into a once a month review.
Someone has said, “Review a verse daily for seven weeks, once-a-week for seven months, then once a month for seven months and you will remember it for life.” I have found that I have to review verses once a month indefinitely or they may cause some trouble in recall. A handy way to arrange your verses for review is as follows:

Daily Pack

– Not more than 21 verses divided into two groups (rubber bands make good dividers.)

Once-a-Week Pack

– After the eighteenth week of your program, you should add
three new verses a week to this group for seven months.

Once-a-Month Pack

– It will take about nine months to start putting verses into this group, but by the time you do, you will be convinced of the worth of this program of Scripture memory. Taken from “How to Study the Bible for Yourself” by Tim LaHaye.


Memorizing The Following Scriptures Are The Minimum That Every New Christian Would Greatly Benefit From Knowing!

The Word – Commanded to Learn
  • Joshua 1:8
  • Matthew 4:4
  • Colossians 3:17


Assurance of Salvation
  • I John 5:11-12
  • John 5:24
  • Romans 8:1


Obedience – The Key to Happiness
  • John 13:17
  • Luke 11:28
  • Psalms 119:1-2


The New Life in Christ
  • 2 Corinthians 5:17
  • John 10:10
  • Colossians 2:6


Witnessing – Commanded
  • Acts 1:8
  • I Peter 3:15
  • 2 Timothy 4:2


Daily Prayer is Essential
  • John 15:7
  • John 16:24
  • I Thessalonians 5:17



These Verses Will Help You To Intelligently Share Your Faith

God Loves All Men
  • John 3:16
  • I John 3:16
  • Romans 5:8


All Men Are Sinful
  • Romans 6:23
  • John 3:19
  • Rom. 3:12


The Results of Sin
  • Romans 6:23
  • Hebrews 9:27
  • Romans 5:12


Christ Paid for Man’s Sin
  • 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
  • 1 Peter 3:18
  • Galatians 3:13


Salvation is a Free Gift
  • Ephesians 2:8-9
  • Romans 3:24
  • Titus 3:5


Christ is the Only Way of Salvation
  • John 14:6
  • John 10:9
  • Isaiah 53:6


Man Must Receive Christ Personally
  • John 1:12
  • Revelation 3:20
  • John 5:24


Man Must Make Christ Lord of His Life
  • Romans 10:13
  • Romans 10:9-10
  • Acts 16:31



This Section Shows The Results Of Becoming A Christian


Pardon from Sin
  • I John 1:9
  • Ephesians 1:7
  • I John 2:1-2


Peace with God
  • John 14:27
  • John 16:33
  • Isaiah 26:3


A New Nature
  • I Peter 1:23
  • Ephesians. 4:24
  • 2 Peter 1:4


New Power Within
  • Colossians 1:11
  • Ephesians 3:20
  • Zechariah 4:6


Victory over Sin
  • I Corinthians 10:13
  • I John 5:4-5
  • II Corinthians 2:4


Victory over Worry
  • Philippians 4:6,7
  • II Timothy 1:7
  • I Peter 5:7


Victory over Anger
  • Ephesians 4:30-32
  • Psalm 37:8
  • Ecclesiastes 7:9


Victory over Depression
  • I Thessalonians 5:18
  • Colossians 1:12
  • Psalm 100:4


The Holy Spirit
  • Romans 8:14
  • John 14:26
  • I Corinthians 2:12



New Challenge That Faces You As A Christian.

To Separate from the World
  • I John 2:15,16
  • II Corinthians 6:17-18
  • Romans 12:2


To Follow Christ
  • Luke 9:23
  • I John 2:6
  • I Peter 2:21


To Go and Witness
  • Matthew 28:19,20
  • Acts 1:8
  • I Peter 3:15


To Grow in Faith
  • Hebrews 11:6
  • Romans 4:20,21
  • Acts 27:25


To Walk in the Spirit
  • Galatians 5:16
  • Ephesians 5:18
  • Colossians 3:16-17


To Be Generous
  • Luke 6:38
  • II Corinthians 9:7
  • I Corinthians 16:2


To Yield Yourself to God
  • Romans 12:1-2
  • Romans 6:13
  • Romans 6:16


To War a Good Warfare
  • Ephesians 6:10,11
  • II Timothy 2:3,4
  • Ephesians 6:13



To Seek Christian Companions
  • I Corinthians 15:33
  • Proverbs 4:14
  • Psalms 1:1


New Characteristics You Can Expect To Find In Your Life

  • John 15:12
  • John 13:35
  • I Thessalonians 3:12


  • Jeremiah 15:16
  • John 15:11
  • I Peter 1:18


  • Ephesians. 6:16
  • James 1:6
  • Romans 5:1


  • Romans 12:3
  • I Peter 5:5
  • James 4:10


  • Hebrews 10:26
  • Romans 12:12
  • James 1:4


  • Matthew 7:24
  • II Thessalonians 3:15
  • James 3:17


  • I Corinthians 1:4
  • I Peter 4:10
  • I Corinthians 15:10


  • II Corinthians 1:3-4
  • John 14:18
  • John 14:1


  • Matthew 6:14
  • Mark 11:25
  • Luke 17:4


Essential Teachings You Should Know About Certain Subjects

  • Psalm 14:1
  • Prov. 1:7
  • Rom. 1:20


Jesus Christ
  • Phil. 2:9-10
  • Colossians 1:15-16
  • Hebrews 1:1-3


Christ’s Resurrection
  • I Thessalonians 4:14
  • I Peter 1:3
  • Ephesians 1:20


The Word of God
  • II Timothy 3:16-17
  • Hebrews 4:12
  • II Peter 1:21


The Second Coming
  • John 14:2,3
  • I Thessalonians 4:16-17
  • Titus 2:12-13


God Rewards Faithful Service
  • II Corinthians 5:10
  • I Corinthians 3:13
  • Romans 4:10


The Will of God
  • Matthew 12:50
  • John 7:17
  • Ephesians 6:6


Good Works
  • Ephesians 2:10
  • Hebrews 10:24
  • Titus 2:7


  • Matthew 6:20
  • Luke 10:20
  • II Corinthians 5:1


Man’s Ways Are Not God’s Ways
  • I Corinthians 2:14
  • I Corinthians 1:18
  • Romans 11:33



Why Scripture Memory Is So Vitally Important?

Here Are Seven Reasons That You Need To Store God’s Word Up In Your Heart…Recently, I ran across this post about Vern Poythress’ Scripture memory habits. I have condensed it and added some comments.



1. Memorize Scripture To Know God

“When all else fails, read the instructions” Learn about God and hide that wisdom in your heart and mind.

2. Memorize Scripture To Fight Against Sin

Every Christian struggles with sins that they don’t understand how to fight against. Learn in God’s word what to do and what to focus on.

3. Memorize Scripture To Grow in Godly Character

Just as Scripture reminds us of the sins we should avoid, it points us to the areas in which we need to grow. Keep striving to know God more and share what you learn with others you know.

4. Memorize Scripture To Understand Sound Doctrine

Before the turn of the new millennium, a Christian song entitled “Jesus Saves” became popular. The song’s basic message was that Christians do not need to concern themselves with doctrine and theology; they just need to know that Jesus saves. 

5. Memorize Scripture To Share The Gospel

Have you ever wondered, “How will I know what to say when I try to tell people about Jesus?” In real life, often there are divine appointments that you do  not have your Bible with you, those are the times when you have God’s word hidden in your heart and mind.

6. Memorize Scripture To Help Other Christians

What do we say in those times, though? If a friend experiences a car accident and asks why God would let her go through this, what will you say? Having an arsenal of Scripture in your mind and heart is a mighty weapon to wield on your friends’ behalf. Other wise you will be left speechless with your friend.

7. Memorize Scripture To Be Encouraged When Times Are Hard

There was nothing I could do and seemingly nowhere to turn, which is often God’s way of drawing our hearts to his word. In my mind, I went to the passage everyone says we should turn to in difficult times.

Romans 8:28-39 “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” I couldn’t and didn’t stop there but kept going. “For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers, and those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. What shall we say then to these things, if God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave himself up for us all, how will he not also with him freely give us all things?”And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.  And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. What, then, shall we say in response to these things?

If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies.  Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 

As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

I did not know what the future held, the Bible reminded me that whatever I was about to face was in the hands of the sovereign God who loves me, sent his son to die for me, and who works all things together for the good of his children.


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Bible Memorization By Jack Stockton


Bible Memorization Is Made Easy By Jack Stockton

In his message above, Jack Stockton, who is a mere eleven years old, proves the scripture that God uses the “foolish” things of the world to “confound the wise.” Jack reveals Jesus Christ throughout the Bible, in summary, using Bible memorization.

God does not expect us to memorize the Bible. God wants us to know and understand His word, and apply it to your life. It is amazing how an eleven-year-old boy would even want to practice the way Jack Stockton has.

My hat is off to this young man who is hiding the Bible in his heart and sharing it with others.


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Bible memorization is a wise investment. Think of it as going to the hardware store picking out whatever tool you need to get a job done. In Bible memorization, the tools you pick up will help either you or someone else in their life. ~ Bill Greguska

2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.